Horus – our first tripod!

We just adopted our first tripod, a 5-year old cat we named Horus. I chose him to serve as my husband’s emotional support animal as he is a new amputee himself. The idea was to not only give him someone he could commiserate with, but who could teach him that an amputation isn’t a disability at all, it’s just different (& no less beautiful).

The boys hit it off immediately! When the home care nurse arrives, Horus is right there next to my husband. It’s like he knows & understands. My husband’s outlook has gotten much brighter & he’s more open to discussing his recent surgeries.

Horus loves to curl up in his lap & keep him company while he plays X-box. He also loves to romp with our other two cats…and being a tripod does not slow him down one bit! I have to admit, my first impression was that our tripod was fragile, that I wouldn’t be able to pick him up like our other cats. I was wrong!

I’m glad to have found your group & I look forward to learning more about tripods’ special needs. Every bit of information will help us give Horus a long, happy & healthy life with us!

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